Tuesday May 23

Private Printing - Sold out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The definitive history on the foundation of the Breed.

Author: Jean-Marie Van Bustele.
Translator/publisher: V.Brideau

Touche is 14 years young. He started in obedience and then much later in agility - one of his titles came at 12 years of age! Officially, he is
U-CDX AG-II Touche' CDX NA NAJ NJP NAP
Wendall at 12 yrs. old achieved everything I ever asked of him.....he has always been a very serious kind of guy and always did his best.....he placed 4th in agility (12" division) in 2000 in Louisville at the 2000 US Obedience/Agility Championships with dogs entered from all over the USA.....he has shown and done well at Top Gun (United Kennel Club) and The World Series (Detroit/Windsor) again dogs competing from all over US and Canada and they had to qualify with good scores just to get there.....he is a once in a lifetime dog.....
U-CDX U-ACH Wendall Am/Can CDX MX AXJ AJP OAP EAC OJC OGC CL3- R, H, S, F, CL4- R, H, S, F

 

Wesley at 9 1/2 yrs. is my toughest little griff.....I didn't realize at the time that he was losing his sight and at the age of six had to have cataract's removed from both eyes....the week prior to this he went out and ran in agility getting first places......as I found out he could hardly see so he was running with a big heart......competing in obedience as well must have been very difficult for him as his vision would have been bad at that time also.......but, like the tough little griff he is he never let on and kept giving it his best to please me......he has pretty much been retired since the surgery but just this past week I brought him back out (showing him in Rally obedience) and he Qualified and I have him entered in some shows coming up and will see if he can finish this new title......he was so excited when I took him again and just jumped up and down with glee.....so those special trips with me are on again..... Officially, Wesley is U-CDX AG-II Wesley Am/Can CDX RN RA RE OA OAJ OJP OAP NAC CL2- R,H,S,F, CL-3 R,H,S,F

I absolutely adore my boys and do whatever it takes to make their life a great one.....Kirby has some health problems and some surgeries so he will probably only be able to do Rally obedience but he is my chosen one......and he knows it.....

U-CD Kirby Am/Can CD RN RA RE RAE2

 

 



Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:16 PM

Rally trial was at the Greater Muskegon Kennel Club, Hudsonville, Michigan

Am so very proud to announce that Wesley and Kirby managed to
get two Rally Titles today.....

Wesley finished his Rally Advanced
Title and Kirby finished his Rally Excellent Title.

Wesley got a perfect 100 and fourth place to finish his Rally Advanced Title and Kirby got a 99 and 3rd place to finish his Rally Excellent Title...

...hoping to start showing Wesley in Excellent (I need to teach him a few exercises) and  try for that RAE title with Kirby (RAE title is qualifying at the same  trial in Advanced and Excellent 10 times)....I had more than one person tell me today it's nice to see someone that doesn't have the typical obedience breed doing obedience.....Griffs are not born with an obedience title behind their name I can sure tell you that.....at times they are very stubborn to work with as I'm sure everyone already knows....they do think quite highly of themselves..

I've asked my 12 yr. old if he would like to start showing again in Rally....not sure what his answer was.....he just kind of looked up at me as if I was crazy....

 


Wesley has added RE to his titles since he got his Rally Excellent Title Sunday 9/4/05 at Livonia Kennel Club's trial !!!.

I was going to really retire him from Rally but he is enjoying himself so much so I will continue trying for the Rally Advanced Excellent Title where he would have to qualify both in Advanced and Excellent at 10 trials.....Kirby finished his Ralley Advanced Excellent Title on December 9 at the Greater Lansing [Michigan] Obedience Trial.  I am also showing my two pugs in agility! Kirby has now finished his RAE2!!!


Here is a picture of my youngest griff Thornapplie I Believe I Can Fly (Clark)

Clark is a very soft little boy and worries so his training has to be geared for that...

But, he has managed to go from Novice thru to Excellent in AKC agility finishing his EX JWW, EX STD & EX FAST titles........

also doing Rally got his Novice Rally title and legs towards his Open Rally Title........he is only a few qualifiers away from getting a CPE C-ATCH.......

Clark does do things his way much of the time, but is just the sweetest little boy, so much like my 1st griff Touch' who was just as special........
On his harness I have embroidered not only his name but the message I'M SPECIAL.......

And he is!